Cherry friends! We think you will love this multi-charm necklace. It is a mixture of geometric shapes, different colors, and precious stones, metals and wood. You, the wearer, can impart the meaning of the charms in this necklace.
Charms go back a long way, perhaps as early as the Neolithic era when a person would pick up a shiny or unusually shaped stone or piece of wood and use it to ward off enemies. Later, Egyptian Pharaohs wore elaborate jewelry made of precious stones and metals. This was the time when charm bracelets and necklaces first appeared.
Citizens of ancient Egypt wore charm wrist and neck bracelets for some interesting reasons:
1. As a protective shield
2. A sign of status
3. As an identification tag to help the Gods guide the wearer and his/her possessions to the proper status level in the afterlife
4. Kind of an "if found, please return to" note from home
If we jump forward to the Middle Ages, charms were put to use by knights and kings. One purpose of these charms was to protect warriors in battle. Charms were also worn to represent family origin, political standing and profession.
The bracelets of Queen Victoria in the early 20th century led to a big wave of charm wearing, mostly for decorative fashion. Charm bracelets and necklaces became all the rage. By the 1950s, charm bracelets were a must have item for girls and women. In the 1990s and again in the first part of this century, charm bracelets and necklaces have become prized by the fashion industry. If the current trend continues, charm bracelets and necklaces will be in style for many, many years to come.